Newport News Earns ISO 9 0 0 1 Quality Certification
Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) received certification in the most comprehensive, international standard for quality assurance, ISO 9001. This standard includes such areas as design, production, installation and service.
The ISO 9000 series of quality standards is considered an important international marketing element and is looked upon as a symbol of a company's dedication to quality throughout its operation. NNS is certified to ISO 9001, the most comprehensive standard in the ISO 9000 series. The ISO 9001 certification was presented to NNS Nov. 30 by ABS Quality Evaluations, an accredited, Houston-based certifying agency for the ISO 9000 series of quality standards. W.R. "Pat" Phillips, president and CEO of Newport News Shipbuilding, said of the certification, "This is a significant event for NNS, as it will strengthen our ability to compete for business on a global scale.